The Body Artist

The Body Artist

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A twelfth novel by the author of Underworld places readers in the world of artist Lauren Hartke, who meets near her rented coastal house a strange, ageless man with an uncanny knowledge of Lauren's life. 150,000 first printing. BOMC & QPB Alt.

Blackwell North Amer
For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life. figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.
Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist. In this novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time - time, love and human perception.

Baker
& Taylor

Artist Lauren Hartke, living in a rented coastal house, meets a strange, ageless man with an uncanny knowledge of her life.

Simon and Schuster

For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.

Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist. In this spare, seductive novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time -- time, love and human perception.

As the Seattle Times said of DeLillo's last novel, "Masterpieces teach you how to read them." The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2001
ISBN: 9780743203951
074320395X
Branch Call Number: FICTION DELILLO
Characteristics: 124 p. ; 23 cm

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lukasevansherman
Nov 02, 2014

After his massive, exhaustive "Underworld," Don DeLillo has written four slim, yet dense, novels, which can maybe be describe as minimalist with maximal (9/11, the economy, art) themes. I like DeLillo, but his characters all talk like super smart robots.

George Nomikos Sep 17, 2013

Haunting DeLillo at his best

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